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Less is More

Where have I been? Well, I have not been making art. I’ve been thinking about it though! I’ve been doing the “it’s almost summer, spring cleaning” of my basement compound. I am trying to reorganize some of my surface design goodies so that they are accessible, but not out of sight, out of mind. I rearranged and purged the grand-kids toy storage in anticipation of spending some time with them this summer.

Oh, and my big Bertha Mac crashed!! I have had the G4 Performa for 10 years or more. It has been giving me fits for awhile, but I can usually run disk utility and repair it. On Saturday, it could not find the disk to repair it. So, I thought I would be frugal and get a new hard drive. Mr C went to the store with me so that he could lug big Bertha. While I was dickering with the service department about the price for a new hard drive and the cost to retrieve my data, Mr C came over with some information about the Mac Mini. It would cost about twice as much as getting Big Bertha repaired and would give me much more memory and a more powerful processor. I am so glad he came with me because I came home with cutest little computer in the world. I put a Sharpie on top of it so that you can see how small it is. It takes up hardly any space at all and it is a little power house.


I brought it home on Sunday, but I couldn’t connect to the Internet. So I took it back on Monday. Today, I picked up a new Mac Mini and am now connected.

Tonight Terry and I went to our High Fiber Diet Meeting. We are making plans for the annual show and sale at the Japanese Garden. It will be in September. So I must get some wabi-sabi pieces done — that is our theme. For those who don’t know, wabi-sabi is the Japanese philosophy that embraces a beauty of things imperfect, impermanent, and incomplete. It is a beauty of things modest and humble. So I guess I will make a quilt that is half-done, with imperfect stitches and will disintegrate after someone buys it!!

6 Responses to “Less is More”

  1. Reva says:

    Everything I do is wabi sabi.

  2. connie akers says:

    “Thanks, I needed that” – that’s for the cheer of your definition (I came over from Terry’s blog with the lovely birdnests and small work). I never knew there was a philosophy to what I do – WABI SABI – Love it!
    Now hoping today is not a continuation of the last incredible CRAZY making week with my Dad or maybe we’ll just Wabi Sabi our way thru…..

  3. Karoda says:

    hey, way to go with the mini mac! and the wabi sabi quilt idea gave me a nice laugh to wake me up this morning…now i can go make the coffee 🙂

  4. terry grant says:

    I dreamed about wabi sabi last night after that long meeting. We were making quilts out of sticks and dried leaves and someone said we could use beads, but only if they were wooden beads but angelina was OK because it is “exactly like a spider web.” Oy, my subconsious is working overtime.

  5. dee says:

    You’re too funny-sounds like several things I’ve made in the past and I didn’t realize I had a Wabi-Sabi thing goin’ I’m finding it difficult to do anything right now since I have this silk cruciform thing attatched to my arm to show off and it’s tough to work with it clutched in my paw(just in case I run into anyone,or anything,that hasn’t already seen it!)Congrats on the computer-I love taking R to the store-he’s much more generous with that type of purchase and will throw almost any amount of money at computers and eletronics(must be an engineering thing)It’s a win-win for me.

  6. Kristin L says:

    Cute little computer! We got my dad one of those last Christmas and now he can FINALLY see all the pictures of grandkids that we email him. He’s come out of the dark ages! I’m sure you’ll have lots of fun filling your up with all your projects.

    I like your wabi-sabi ideas. I think I could get my head around and imperfect disintegrating quilt 😉